Leyla Compani

Leyla Compani is the Chief Development Officer at Welcoming America, where she oversees fundraising and development activities, engaging individual and philanthropic partners.

Leyla has worked for a decade in fundraising for nonprofit organizations that serve children and vulnerable populations. She immigrated to the U.S. from Iran as a young child, and also spent her childhood and teenage years in Canada before making the U.S. her permanent home.

Prior to her nonprofit career, Leyla was the owner and creative director of a design and marketing firm in Atlanta. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from the Atlanta College of Art and a Master’s of Public Health with a focus on health management and policy from Georgia State University.